We envision a world where no one is homeless
Urban Crossover is a research and advocacy unit that aims to use these two concepts as tools to brings issues on housing to the forefront, to engage people in dialogue, and to spark innovative solutions to address the issue of homelessness.
bB Studio is a design and innovation studio that works with key stakeholders to provide scalable high-quality shelter and infrastructure solutions.
Sovanna used to live in unsafe slum housing with her two children. They had to spend most of their time at the doctor's due to health issues caused by their living situation, and Sovanna was scared to let her children use the local playground because of the risk of malaria. Smile Village has made it possible for her children to spend their time studying and playing in safe, healthy, and inspiring environments. Learn more
HYDE are the scalable and replicable high-quality solutions designed by the bB studio. They are made accessible to vulnerable communities globally by billionBricks. Our approach adapts with the needs on the ground, to assure our solutions are accessible by everyone while creating ownership and pride.
The world's first carbon positive home designed for the homeless to lead us into an energy-independent world. It produces four times the amount of energy it needs for itself, generating income for the families who own them. Each structure collects 100% of its rainwater, cleans its own waste, and grows its own food. Learn more
The first powerHYDEs are currently being built in Math Jalgaon, India, and in Tacloban, the Philippines, and are expected to be finished by the end of 2018.
A semi-permanent housing unit with WiFi designed to reactivate and ‘forgotten’ urban spaces. Its versatility allows it to be used as shelter or as communal spaces to reintegrate the urban areas it occupies into the rest of the city.
A bigger and modular version of the original. Currently under design and expected to be on the market by the end of 2018.
A women-centric shower tube for privacy in exposed living conditions. Currently under production and expected to be on the market by the last quarter of 2018.
A program matching the homeless to vacant housing in cities, enabling them to co-own these homes on a long-term basis.